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Wiltshire acquisition for Kellaway as it continues to build regional branch network

March 22, 2017
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Wiltshire acquisition for Kellaway as it continues to build regional branch network

Bristol-based builders’ merchants Kellaway Building Supplies has continued its growth with the acquisition of a Wiltshire firm.  Marlborough Building Supplies becomes Kellaway’s 13th branch and extends the group further into Wiltshire, where it already operates a branch in Swindon. Privately-owned Kellaway was formed in 1982 and has grown to...

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Bristol bosses urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

March 21, 2017
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Bristol bosses urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

The clock is ticking for Bristol directors to enter the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The deadline for the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 is March 31 and organisers are urging Bristol’s top executives to get...

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Franchising deal lands Luton Airport outlet for Friska and gives it taste for more growth

March 17, 2017
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Franchising deal lands Luton Airport outlet for Friska and gives it taste for more growth

Friska, the Bristol-based healthy fast food group, has signed its first franchising deal – a move that has enabled it to open its ninth outlet. The new site, due to open in June in the newly-refurbished Luton Airport departure lounge, will be the biggest Friska yet with more than...

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More indie retailers and eateries sign up to take space in CARGO’s next phase

March 17, 2017
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More indie retailers and eateries sign up to take space in CARGO’s next phase

The latest line-up of independent businesses set to join the second phase of Bristol’s innovative shipping container retail hub has been announced. Gopal’s Curry Shack, The Bristol Cheesemonger and a new venture from stylish bar operator Brace & Browns are among those confirmed to move into CARGO 2 –...

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New Avonmouth logistics hub opens with pledge to deliver better pallet service to Europe

March 17, 2017
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New Avonmouth logistics hub opens with pledge to deliver better pallet service to Europe

Bristol firms needing to distribute goods on pallets into mainland Europe are being promised a more efficient service following the opening of a new logistics hub at Avonmouth. The development by Palletways, Europe’s largest specialist logistics network, is the firm’s fifth in the UK and will offer a pan-European...

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Cornish burger chain Hubbox heads to Bristol for sixth outlet with help from Murrell Associates

March 16, 2017
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Cornish burger chain Hubbox heads to Bristol for sixth outlet with help from Murrell Associates

The Bristol office of South West corporate commercial law practice Murrell Associates has advised long-standing client Cornish burger, hotdogs and beer restaurant chain Hubbox on its first outlet in the city. Hubbox is due to open what will be its sixth outlet in the former Las Iguanas restaurant on...

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Bristol to become major centre for science research as wraps come off much-needed incubator

March 15, 2017
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Bristol to become major centre for science research as wraps come off much-needed incubator

Bristol’s innovation centre for scientific enterprise opened today – allowing the city to effectively compete for the first time against cities such as Oxford and Cambridge. Unit DX, pictured, will encourage cutting-edge science and tech start-ups with the kind of high-end laboratory space and support facilities common in the US and...

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Royal Town Planning Institute chartered member status achieved by Bristol planner

March 15, 2017
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Royal Town Planning Institute chartered member status achieved by Bristol planner

Alice Nunn, an in-house planner in the Bristol office of planning, design and regeneration consultancy Nash Partnership, has been elected as a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). Her election increases the Bath-based practice’s complement of chartered town planners to four. To gain membership, Alice, pictured, had...

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Investment team head promoted to lead Savills’ Bristol office

March 14, 2017
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Investment team head promoted to lead Savills’ Bristol office

National property agency Savills has promoted director Paddy Hales to become head of its Bristol office. Paddy, pictured, takes over the role from Peter Clayton, who has been at the helm for the past three years. Peter will continue to lead Bristol’s retail team. Paddy joined Savills in 2005...

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More growth on the menu for Hotcha as it moves to new HQ and production site

March 10, 2017
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More growth on the menu for Hotcha as it moves to new HQ and production site

Bristol-based Chinese takeaway and delivery brand Hotcha is set to open a new headquarters and production hub in the city as it continues to grow. The company has taken a 19,000 sq ft industrial unit at Airfield House in Hengrove for food preparation and distribution, as well as providing...

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Alder King hails ‘barnstorming performance’ to claim 16th consecutive ‘most active agent’ title

March 10, 2017
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Alder King hails ‘barnstorming performance’ to claim 16th consecutive ‘most active agent’ title

A string of flagship deals in Bristol helped regional property consultancy Alder King retain its title as the South West’s most active agent for an unprecedented 16th year in succession. As well as winning the overall title, the Bristol-based firm, which also has office across the region, was ranked...

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Unrivalled networking opportunities for Bristol firms at Bath Business Expo

March 10, 2017
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Unrivalled networking opportunities for Bristol firms at Bath Business Expo

Bristol firms are being invited to head up the A4 to attend the successful Bath Business Expo, which returns to the city next week. One of the region’s largest general business exhibitions, it offers unrivalled exhibition and networking opportunities for firms across the West of England. The Expo takes...

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Bristol Hoteliers Association relaunched to promote importance of sector to city economy

March 10, 2017
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Bristol Hoteliers Association relaunched to promote importance of sector to city economy

An independent association to promote and protect the interests of Bristol’s hotels has been relaunched. The Bristol Hoteliers Association offered guidance and help for hotels in the city in the 2000s but had not been active in recent years. Now following its relaunch it has already signed up 30...

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